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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

Posted: August 3, 2010 3:45 p.m.
Updated: August 4, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

Lecture and health checks

What: The Senior Center hosts free lectures and blood pressure checks. Candy Watson of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage presents “Reverse Mortgage Information for Homeowners.”
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Room A6, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (818) 508-9626

Project Return peer-group support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness.
When: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon
Where: Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 200, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 600-4689

Keychain crafts
Take a photo of yourself with a surfboard and make a keychain out of it.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Newhall Library, 22704 W. Ninth St., Newhall 91321
Contact: Paula Hock at (661) 259-0750

Vacation Bible school
Santa Clarita Baptist Church hosts a free vacation Bible school.
When: Through Friday from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351

SCV Optimist Club
Local SCV Optmist Club meeting
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Greenhouse Cafe, 26586 Bouquet Canyon Road
Contact: Alex Wykoff (661) 251-8695

Hart district meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board hosts its regular meeting.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: District office, 21515 Centre Pointe Parkway
Contact: (661) 259-0033 or

Beginners Latin dance
Salsa lessons, no partner required. Cost is $5.
When: Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 618-1105

Movie night
What: Westfield Valencia Town Center will present “Monsters vs. Aliens” for free on a big screen under the stars.
When: At sunset
Where: Town Square at the end of Town Center Drive between Sisley and TGI Friday’s

Don’t go there
: The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, closes Highway 14 freeway and Interstate 5 lanes, ramps and connectors as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: Highway 14: up to two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7-11 p.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11-11:59 p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m.-5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 7-11 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 9 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.

2Day's Birthdays
Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 66. Football Hall-of-Famer John Riggins is 61. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is 55. Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton is 55. Actress Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 52. Track star Mary Decker Slaney is 52. Actress Lauren Tom is 51. President Barack Obama is 49. TV producer Michael Gelman (“Live with Regis and Kelly”) is 49. MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is 48.

2Day in History
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2010. There are 149 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 4, 1944, Anne Frank, 15, was arrested along with her sister, parents and four others by German security after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam.

Ten years ago:
Fresh from the Republican national convention in Philadelphia, GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney began an air and rail tour of four swing states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

One year ago:
  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardoned American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee for entering the country illegally and ordered their release during a surprise visit by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

AP Odd News
Missing centenarians
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities admitted Tuesday they’d lost track of a 113-year-old woman listed as Tokyo’s oldest, days after police searched the home of the city’s official oldest man — only to find his long-dead, mummified body.

Officials launched a search this week for Fusa Furuya, born in July 1897 and listed as Tokyo’s oldest citizen, after it emerged her whereabouts are unknown.

Several other celebrated centenarians are also unaccounted for due to poor record-keeping and follow-up in a country that prides itself in its number of long-lived citizens but also frets about an unraveling of traditional ties.

Officials updating their records ahead of a holiday next month honoring the elderly found that Furuya does not live at the address where she is registered, said Hiroshi Sugimoto, an official in Tokyo’s Suginami ward.

Furuya’s 79-year-old daughter, whose name was not disclosed, told officials she was not aware of her mother’s registration at that address.

Mega Millions
4-13-20-22-56 Mega: 32
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 3
Jackpot: $42 million

6-13-37-43-47 Mega: 15
Draw date: Saturday, July 31
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 3

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 3

Daily 3
Midday: 1-0-7
Evening: 4-8-9
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 3

Daily Derby
1st: 10 Solid Gold
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:45.12
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 3


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